King’s Lodge Hotel, Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Next available dates

21st – 23rd February 2020

8th – 10th May 2020

2nd – 4th October 2020


Sivana, 42 Pearce street, Berea, East London, Eastern Cape, SA

Beginners classes:

 Monday 16h00 – 17h00

Wednesday 08h00 – 09h00

 General classes:

Monday & Thursday 17h30 – 19h00


‘Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.’

BKS Iyengar

The Iyengar yoga retreats are suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Everyone will work within their own capability with attentive instruction and correction. One will discover the time-honored techniques that help people take better care of themselves.

A life lived on overload affects health, sexual function and reproduction, relationships, job performance, athletic performance and most important, our sense of self. It is imperative that we take care of ourselves; otherwise life’s stresses will make us unable to care for those that depend on us.

The yoga retreats will release you from the destructive forces of stress. Yoga lifts our state of mind and the state of our body. It makes you feel good, it’s relaxing, it’s energizing and it’s strengthening. Yoga enhances your experience of life, more peace of mind, better health, more enthusiasm for life and an ever-growing sense of well-being.

Iyengar yoga weekend retreats

From R 2500 per person sharing (twin or double)
From R 2800 per person single

The price includes accommodation, 3 meals per day and yoga tuition (asana, pranayama and restorative sessions).

The retreat starts on Friday at 18h30 with an introduction and ‘meet-and-greet’ session, followed by dinner and from 20h00 – 21h00 yoga restoratives. An early breakfast on Saturday 07h00 is followed by a 2 hour asana practice, a half hour tea break and another 2 hour asana practice. Lunch is served at 13h00. At 14h00 the guide takes everyone out into the forest to see one of the many waterfalls and breathe the fresh Hogsback air or you will be going for a beautiful beach walk at the ocean retreat. At 17h00 everyone is back in the yoga room for 1.5 hours of restoratives and pranayama. After dinner a movie is shown. Sunday breakfast is at 07h00, followed by another 2 hour asana session, a tea break and finally restoratives and pranayama. The retreat ends with lunch at 13h00 to give everyone an opportunity to get back home in time.

  • No previous experience necessary
  • All ages over 12 are welcome
  • Maximum 15 people
  • The ‘other halves’ are welcome, there are many activities available in Hogsback for the ‘other halves’, from hiking, birding, photography, abseiling to mountain biking.

The retreats are popular so please book well in advance

to avoid disappointment.

Kings Lodge (where the Forest retreat is held) is a sanctuary nestled in a beautiful park-like garden in the Hogsback Mountain Village. The rooms at the King’s Lodge Hotel are clean, cosy and comfortable. Hogsback is famous for its forests, waterfalls, clear mountain streams, gentle forest walks and mists.

Provisional bookings are held for 5 days and are secured upon receipt of a 50% deposit. If a booking is cancelled 1 month or more before the start of the retreat, a refund will be granted less R100 administration charge. If cancelled less than a month before the start of the retreat the deposit will be forfeited.

Waterfall 1
kingslodge front entrance

Feedback Retreat Participants

Michael and I are still talking about how transformational this weekend was for us! As we retire from a hectic academic life and seek more balance, it seems as if this retreat was the ideal context for us to re-align our goals and aspirations. Thank you so much for the gentle, principled and humane way in which you taught us. You have left an indelible imprint on our minds, not just as a yoga teacher but as a human being! The photos are a wonderful reminder of an inspiring weekend!

Warmly, Esther


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